Can you believe it’s been a year since Fenty Beauty launched in the UK? Rihanna launched the mega beauty brand in September last year, and it turned the whole beauty industry on its head. Because not only were Fenty’s products generally amazing, but the fact that it carried a whopping 40 foundation shades opened up a long overdue conversation in the industry, inspiring other brands around the world to step up their shade game too.
Fenty Beauty was such a game changer that Time deemed it one of the Best Inventions of 2017. In celebration of Fenty Beauty’s first birthday, the brand is launching an anniversary collection that’s set to help us all look like our glowiest, most radiant selves. The limited-edition anniversary products are the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Diamond Milk and the Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil Highlighter, and they’ve got the perfect amount of shimmer.
This über-shimmery lip gloss gives your lips a topcoat of iridescent sparkle, and it’s perfect for wearing alone or on top of your favourite lip colour. The frosted silver shade reminds us of our favourite gloss in the early ’00s, but without that gloopy, sticky feeling.
But the surefire winner has to be the All-Over Diamond Veil Highlighter. It’s basically a KiraKira filter for your whole body. Think of it as the update to Fenty’s Body Lava, giving your skin a sparkle à la Britney Spears in “Toxic.” Dust lightly onto the limbs for a shimmery glow, or use your fingers for a crystal-like shine.
If you haven’t managed to try Fenty yet (because time flies), here are our favourite picks from the core collection we can’t live without.
This glimmering peachy pink-toned highlighter makes skin glow like nothing else we’ve tried. Plus it’s ultra long-wearing and doesn’t disturb makeup underneath. Big love.
A buildable medium- to full-coverage foundation with 40 incredible shades. Will another foundation ever rival Pro Filt’r?
This satiny black eyeliner is super pigmented and goes on like a dream. It won’t budge no matter what.
This is the eye shadow palette we never knew we needed but now couldn’t live without. Moroccan Spice has 16 of the most warming, wearable shades out there, with bright pops of colour to mix up your look.
It’s the Ruby Woo of the Fenty world. Stunna is the universal red we all know and love. Its matte finish only takes one swipe and lasts all night long. (See three ways to wear Fenty Stunna Lip Paint.)
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